HSU members - Have your say on the proposed EA!

Following a strong campaign by HSU members, HammondCare are taking their proposed enterprise agreement out to a vote.


All HSU members are invited to attend a special briefing with your HSU Bargaining Team, next Monday 11 September at 5:00PM, to update members and take you through some of the key proposed changes. See details below.


It has been a long negotiation and while several of our claims have not been accepted, your Bargaining Team has won some positive improvements in the new proposed EA, without giving up any current conditions or entitlements.


Remember – this is your enterprise agreement. The offer can only be accepted if a majority of staff who vote, vote ‘yes’. If you don’t like what is being offered and would like to keep negotiating, we encourage you to vote ‘no’.



The proposed wage increases are:

  • 2023: An average of 2.2%
  • 2024: 3%
  • 2025: 3%


Revised classification structure

HammondCare are proposing to merge the carer classifications into a ‘Specialised Carer’. Care Service Employees who are not engaged as carers will become ‘Service Support Employee’.


Click here to see a detailed breakdown of the classification changes and the 2023 wage increases.


Other Key Improvements

  • Special Infection leave
  • A ‘Working Alone Allowance’
  • Clear Threshold on travel expenses for HCAH Care Workers
  • Staff to have regularly rostered hours – being days of the week and start/finish times each day – confirmed in their contract on commencement.


To see the full list of your Log of Claims and their status, click here.



Attend the members meeting and join your fellow HSU members in discussing next steps.


When: Monday 11 September 5:00PM

Where: https://hsu-asn-au.zoom.us/j/87401762185?from=addon


Before voting opens, your employer must share a copy of the proposed agreement with you and provide details on all the proposed changes. Please review this information carefully and if you have any questions, get in contact with the HSU.


If you have any questions about your proposed enterprise agreement, please contact the HSU for assistance.


Do you know someone who isn’t an HSU member? Encourage them to join our Union today and have a say at work. We are always stronger when we stand together.


New members can join at www.hsu.asn.au/join or call 1300 478 679.